Eli Terry Jr Eight Day Just Acquired

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  1. George Nelson

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    Hi, All,

    Just want to share my newest addition to the family, an Eli Terry Jr. eight day "woodie" that is seemingly most original and is a superbly strong runner. It has what I believe to be all original hands, crank, weights, upper and lower glasses, movement and door lock. I'm not sure about the winding key- it is old, but I'm unsure of its originality. No door key came with it.

    It survived shipping fairly well-the only loss was the top splat, which had been cut off to shorten it anyway. I have currently put a home made substitute on it until a proper replacement can be located. (If anyone has one, please let me know!)

    At first, I questioned that since the clock had carved columns it should have had a carved splat. The seller had the same questions, and wrote to George Bruno while he was fixing the clock. Here is Mr. Bruno's response:

    "Regarding your question about the absence of a carved splat, I have worked on two Terry Jr. clocks just like yours, and both of them had carved columns and a flat, stenciled splat. I can only surmise that at some point, Terry Jr. ran out of carved splats, and substituted flat ones until his supply was replenished. I've found that in servicing more than 1000 woodworks clocks that subs like this are fairly common. I've even seen mismatched gears in some movements, that while inappropriate, still worked well and were original and not later replacements.
    The stencil pattern on your splat is identical to several Terry Jr. splats I've seen and is the same as the two I serviced, so its originality is not in question. It is a darn shame that some idiot chopped the top off of it, as that is an expensive and difficult repair. I would not welcome the job myself. Perhaps in your travels you can locate a loose Terry Jr. splat for replacement. The glue blocks, although one corner one is missing, are strongly in place, adding to my conclusion that this splat is unquestionably original to your clock.

    The case style of your Terry Jr. clock is uncommon. Most I've seen have just a top and bottom glass, not three separate pieces. Also uncommon is the presence of original weights and pulleys. On most 8-dayers, these are modern replacements..."


    I noticed that the bell, which shows no signs of being changed, has a rather large casting defect. It is curious that Terry Jr., known for quality in his clocks, would include a bell with such an obvious defect. I suspected that it would sound horrible, but it has an absolutely charming, on the quiet side, deep, rich tone! I was sure it would sound flat...

    So, I am in search of a splat. All else is well, and I'm quite happy with my purchase. Comments and/or questions always welcome!

    Best to all,

    George
     
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    Beautiful, rare and original clock, George. Congrats:coolsign:!
    I like the tablets: They look untouched.
    Being such a rare clock, I would consider keeping the original splat on the clock, no matter its disgraced condition.

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    #3 George Nelson, Apr 23, 2017
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    Hi, Aitor and All,

    Thanks, Aitor, for your most valued opinion! It is most appreciated, and quite a valid point!:thumb:

    I am in the process of trying to put the original splat back together- it was splintered rather badly. It is interesting to note that it was not mortised into the left and right chimneys as most other makers did, but rather put on from the front, with four glue blocks on the back side supporting it. Quite a difference from all of the other column and splat clocks I've seen.

    I should also have mentioned that I believe the clock to have retained its original finish, as there are no signs whatsoever of it having been molested. I know it would probably look better with a refinish, but in having it retain the original finish in pretty good condition, I am loathe to disturb it. Complete originality, when practical, is very important to me!

    The delivery service must have dropped the box on its top rather harshly to cause the kind of damage that occurred. The box was very carefully packed and even marked "This side up at all times, please!" but it was to no avail. There were heavy crush marks on the top of the box, indicating that it was either dropped on its top, or a VERY heavy box was dropped onto it. :mad:Either way, I was very blessed that none of the glasses were broken!

    Since my interests have lately been directed to eight day wooden movement clocks, I've stumbled upon several who have had their splats shortened purposely. I believe this to be because they are too tall to fit between the top of a standard height mantelpiece here in the US and our most common eight foot ceiling heights. So many people will not hesitate to mutilate one of our beloved clocks to suit their "purposes of the hour".

    I'll post my repair results here when finished. In any case, even if the repairs are not successful, I will keep the original splat with the clock.

    Best to all, ;)

    George
     
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    Thanks again for a wonderfully educational post, George!

    Just a thought re the shortened splats - although our mantles and ceilings are often at fairly standard heights now, think of the historic homes where this clock might have spent some of it's life. Mantles might have been higher and ceilings lower. It would be interesting to know when the splat was shortened, and why. Perhaps another of those questions we'd like to ask "if clocks could talk"!
     
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    Good point, Pat! I had forgotten that in days past there were few "standards"! In fact, in our yearly tours of historic homes here in and around Knoxville, TN, my wife and I see houses from the 1700s all the way into the early 1900s. Windows, furniture and even doorways were not "standard size". I never really paid attention to mantle heights, but certainly will this year! Thanks for the heads up.

    Best always,

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    I would never have a clock like this with original tablets shipped- except maybe with one of the antique transporters who handle things personally. You are indeed lucky that the glasses survived intact. We have a pretty effective "underground railroad" for good clocks like this- they can usually be picked up at a regional after a few months, or at least get close enough to be picked up. Many of my collector friends and I participate in this scheme, helping each other out.
     
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    Wow, Peter! Another thing I did not consider! I am usually close to the Southeast Regional, the only one I'm able to attend. Next time, I'll pursue that possibility. Should have thought of it myself- perhaps, once again, my old age gets in the way of practical thinking! I was indeed quite blessed that the glass arrived intact.

    Thanks so much,

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    Regarding ceiling heights a lot of homes in New England and there about may have 7' or 7.5' ceilings, or on some occasions even under 7'. Several of our houses suffered from that little problem while living in New Hampshire. Would need to cut off about 18" off George's clock to use it on a couple of these mantles...but I guess it is fortunate that George's clock only lost 1/2" or so....not good but could be worse.

    And Peter is quite correct, there are several folks who make some cross country runs to various regionals and other clock related things and can be enticed to haul things for reasonable amounts. I am of the firm belief that "this side up" or "fragile" on a box selects it for special handling all right...let's see if we can break it becomes the norm. And collecting on insurance? Good luck on that.....
     
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    Thanks for the pictures, Jim. The pillar and scrolls, and other items on the mantels certainly tell the story. Not having lived in a house with these issues, the first one that came to my mind was the original part of the Willard House where I almost felt compelled to duck.
     
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    Pat and Jim,

    I've never been to the northeast- but what a trip it would be for me! I would dearly love to see the Willard house that Pat mentions, and to visit New Haven, Thomaston and all of the other "landmark" towns for us clock collectors would be a thrill indeed! I'd even love to visit some of the old graveyards, to say a heartfelt thanks to those wonderful clock experts of yesteryear... Sigh.

    Jim, your former homes are just beautiful, and the whales tail pillar and scroll must have been quite a treasure. I believe you told me you have since parted with it- whoever owns it now must be very proud! Those New England rooms are so beautiful, and such perfect homes for our beloved clocks.

    Thanks to the two of you for your welcome comments.

    Best,

    George
     
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    Well, everyone, I have completed my repairs on the shattered splat. I'm fairly pleased with the results, considering it was in seventeen pieces, many of them shards or splinters. The poor thing took quite a hit!

    Thankfully, the wood was dry and seemed to shatter cleanly, with little distortion from the impact. This allowed me to put the pieces together cleanly, using standard, extra-strength wood glue. The results are pictured below.

    I put each of the 17 pieces in place one-by-one, clamping tightly each time. I think that my large assortment of clamps is one of the best tool investments I've made over the years. Each piece seemed to fit closely, with little trace of gaps, at least to my eye. All in all, I'm fairly happy with the results.

    I have the clock on a shelf with a navy blue wall behind it, so the chopped splat is not terribly distracting. If a proper Terry splat rears its head, I might change it out. Otherwise, I'll just consider the mutilation a part of what I'm sure is the clock's most interesting history, and leave it at that.

    As always, comments and suggestions are invited!

    Best to all,

    George
     
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    Great looking clock George a sweet find a 8 day. Your repairs look good. I have a 30 hour Terry and i really like them too. Thanks for sharing it here.
     
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    Kevin,

    Many thanks for your kind comments! They are most appreciated.

    My favorite clocks are always from the Terry family. They produced wonderful, historic pieces. Are there pictures of your Terry posted somewhere? I'd love to see it!

    Best,

    George
     
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    Good job, George!:coolsign:
    The stencilling is marvellously preserved, moreover. If my Terry&sons P&s would be a quarter as well preserved as that, I'd be dancing on my head!
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    Nice repairs George! I had better send you some of my projects as that splat is better than I could do.....
     
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    Hi, Aitor,

    I would love to see a video of you dancing on your head- quite an accomplishment! :excited:

    Curiously yours,

    George :chuckling:
     
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    Thanks, Jim. However, YOUR talents FAR exceed mine. I think I just got a bit lucky this time, but your compliments are warmly appreciated.

    George
     
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    George,
    Send me here a well preserved, original Terry P&S (I promise not to be too nicky-picky about the finials:rolleyes:) and I'll do my best to give a good performance for you!:p

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    Hmmm... Sounds like a pretty fair trade to me! Get your hair all slicked down and get ready to "head dance"! :excited::clap:

    George
     
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    It's a very nice 8 day ww.

    I have seen various combinations of carved and stenciled. The most typical combination is where both the columns and splat are stenciled or both the columns and splat are carved. I have also seen a stenciled splat with carved columns and stenciled columns with carved splat. I must admit I always examine the latter 2 combinations carefully for evidence that the splat was changed.

    I have also seen the use of a 3 part door as in your clock. It's nice when the presumably original weights and compounding pulleys survive, too. It does happen. The period compounding pulleys have a wood wheel.

    The glasses are nice. Note that neither glass has a boarder as would be the more typical situation. I've seen that before, particularly on Terry firms ww clocks. See below. The Terry firms clocks also sometimes used that somewhat funky background color. See the second pic I posted.

    With regards to the various amputations, croppings and other indignities suffered by antiques over the ages. Some where intentional so something that was just considered old but still useful could fit into a space. Many case scrolls, feet etc. lopped off of not just clocks (shelf and tall), but other forms of furniture. I've seen some of the most WONDERFUL high boys with amputated/shortened legs or where the top and base were separated, the latter having feet added so it could be used as a chest of draws in one home and the base having a board top added and voila, a side board for another. Almost as bad as adding LED's though I will admit that's less permanently disfiguring.

    Sometimes parts were just structurally vulnerable. One part of the crest broke or one leg broke or rotted so the remaining ones were cut off so it would be useful or would look symmetrical.

    Before I make my next statement, I will qualify it by saying I'm the worst at this movement classification stuff and may have this all wrong, but here goes.

    I'm surprised no one has brought up the movement in your clock.

    It appears to be a 5.111. It was made by Eli Terry, Jr. and Eli Terry, Jr. and Co. up until about 1839 with the supply apparently lasting until about 1841. What is interesting about them is that besides the Fyler Patent movements, they were the only 8 day ww movements to achieve the same size as a Terry 30 hour ww movement. However, they will NOT work a 30 hour case, even though they might fit, as they still required a greater weight travel distance as well as larger weights than a 30 hour ww movement. The cases of the clocks with these movements tend to not be as deep and have a somewhat "broad in the beam" appearance.

    For more about these movements, see the excellent NAWCC Bulletin Supplement #19 by Lee Davis devoted to 8 day ww clocks. Especially see page 32, including table II and page 54, figure 133. Also see this thread: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?73135-This-is-an-8-day-wooden-works . I show another example of one of these clocks and discuss this movement. Note the subject clock of that thread is fully carved and a double door, one of the typical case configurations for an 8 day ww clock. Also used by ST and others. Check out the wonderful repair to the time side winding arbor and under the cannon arbor!

    NOW, the 5.111 wouldn't work in a 30 hour case though it was the size of an 30 hour ww movement. However, they did do the reverse. They stuck a 30 hour ww movement into a case meant to hold an 8 day ww. I suspect that was done to use stuff up.

    I offer as an example of the latter the suitcase ogee pictured below. An 8 day case where oxidation, rail pin holes, wear left by weight travel, etc, etc, all the typical evidence indicates that that was always the movement it had. Note the current label is pasted over​ what I believe to be the original 8 day one. Yes, hung above the "terlet" in my downstairs powder room (and since displaced by 2 other rather nice clocks; it is surely a place of honor!).

    A virtually identical clock was part of the Chris Brown collection. See Brown and Oeschsle, Good for a Time, page 139, "CB#200".

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    RM,

    My goodness! Such a WEALTH of information- I am so very grateful. I'll immediately locate and read the articles you referenced.

    I'm glad that you included pictures of the glass in your Terry clock, for it exhibits some interesting features- some of which you mention. I'm currently discussing the tablets with your friend, Jim DuBois and also with Pat H., both of whom had some interesting observations. In particular, we were discussing the apparent sloppiness of the grass and trees, where the background darkens parts of the tree trunks. I see this is evident in the pictures of your tablet as well. It seems likely that the same "artist" did the tablets on both your clock and mine. The scenes on my clock also exhibit a rather strange background color, which I attributed to an attempt to create either a sunrise or sunset theme.

    Thanks, too, for another confirmation that my stenciled splat/carved column could well be original. I have as positively as is possible determined that it is surely original, as when it arrived shattered from the trials of shipping, there was no evidence whatsoever of a changeout, as the glue blocks behind it had never before been relocated or altered in any way.

    As for the movement, when I first saw it I was horrified, as it appeared to me to be a typical 30 hour. Thank goodness it wasn't, and I too identified it as a type 5.111. Whew! My clock case has a depth of just over 3-1/8", very thin indeed. I believe the unusually shaped weights for this clock were made specifically for this case style- flat and wide

    RM, I'll comment further once I read your referenced articles, and the "Good for a Time" book, which I have a copy of. Your help and comments are very much valued, as always. You have been immensely helpful to me and to so many others on the Boards. Speaking for everyone without a shred of permission to do so, I can very safely say that we always appreciate your help, information, suggestions and comments. Thanks again, and I, too, have a couple of my clocks above the "terlets" in the house. ;)

    Warmest regards,

    George
     
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    Thanks for your kind comments.

    Yes, the glasses are very similar and I believe are right. They were crude. They were being cranked out as cheaply as possible. And the more you made, the more you were paid.

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    I'm confused. Is this a different splat than the one pictured in your first post, with the clock on a wall bracket? It seems to be. If so, what happened to that stenciled splat? (or maybe what I'm seeing is your homemade splat.)
     
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    Peter,

    Sorry for the confusion. The picture of the overall front of the clock on the shelf shows my temporary splat before I repaired and reinstalled the original, chopped off one. The picture of the back of the clock shows the original splat BEFORE SHIPPING. I don't blame you in the least for the confusion! I have not posted a pic of the clock with the repaired, reinstalled splat.

    George
     
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    Unfortunately, I've got no hair to slick down, George. I'd better use a cushion...:p
    (My apologies for the irrelevant sideshow on this interesting thread!)

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    Hi, Aitor,

    Sometimes a bit of polished skin makes a wonderful rotational surface. And, don't apologize for the "irrelevant sideshow", as we all need a little humor in our lives! :chuckling:

    Best,

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    Very nice repair job to the splat, George! A very nice clock too. I would probably be tempted to wax polish the case a bit to give it a bit of life. Hard to tell from the few photos, but the finish looks a bit dry/dull. Then again the splat looks great in the repair photos, so hard to judge from a photo.
     
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    Hi, Sooth,

    Thanks for your comments and insight. The finish on the clock is indeed dry and dull, but at this point, I believe it to be original. I am unsure as to how to proceed: leave it alone or try to improve it a bit with hopefully harmless intervention. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts about what to do.

    My very best to all,

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    No harm in leaving it as-is, but many collectors like everything to be pristine, and in many cases, if it isn't perfect, collectors will strip them down and ruin them forever (I'm guilty of this with some of my first clocks from 10+ years ago). Because of this, I tend to try making my clocks look as good as humanly possible while also keeping them as original and untouched as possible. It can be a very tough balancing act. It's taken me years of practice and experience to be able to make the right calls when it comes to finishes.

    In this case, a wax polish would not harm or alter the original finish (unless you buff it so hard that you wear through the finish). I use either clear wax (lighter woods) or a tinted brown wax for dark woods. The trick is to apply the wax and WAIT FOR IT TO DRY completely before buffing it (at least 15-30mins). If the finish is excessively dry, the wax may not make a huge difference, but it will help protect it a bit more.
     
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    Sooth,

    Is there a particular brand of wax you prefer? I'm trying to avoid the trial and error phase before stumbling upon the right one. I respect your opinion highly, and would be interested to know your favorite brand. Hopefully it is available down here in the States.

    Thanks,

    George
     
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    There are some very cheap paste waxes, and some very expensive "artisan" waxes that cost an arm and a leg. I bought inexpensive Minwax "Paste Finishing Wax" in the Natural and "Special Dark" colours, and they will probably last me a lifetime. I have used them for over a decade and I'm barely 1/4 into the jars. I have heard good things about the Briwax, Renaissance Wax, and Howard's "Feed-N-Wax" (orange oil and beeswax) polish. It's basically up to you. Some waxes have jojoba oil, beeswax, paraffin, linseed oil, and other additives. Some waxes are harder than others. The Minwax is very basic. I believe it's just mainly paraffin wax with a solvent added to soften it.

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    George, have you cleaned the case first?
     
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    Sooth and Harold,

    Sooth, I'll probably try the Minwax, as I'm familiar with that brand and their other products perform well for me. Thanks.

    Harold, by cleaning, if you mean wiping down the case with a bit of lemon oil, yes. But perhaps you might enlighten me on the proper way to clean an aged finish?

    Thanks to you both for your expert info!

    Best to everyone,

    George
     
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    I use GOJO waterless hand cleaner (without pumice) and an old toothbrush. You would be surprised what 200 years of nicotine does to the color of a case. Wipe off with paper towels.
     
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    Great, Harold!

    I just happen to have some GoJo. I'll give it a try and report back to all!

    Many thanks,

    George
     
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    Very nice clock. I have a similar Terry, Jr., but it is different in several details from yours.

    Unfortunately, mine came without the compounding pulleys and 8lb weights. It seems to run well with these weights, however. I can see holes in the top where I believe the ends of the return were threaded through as you show in your picture. I assume that all 8 days had heavier weights; is this correct?

    My clock face has a seconds circle on it that lines up with the escape wheel, like the ww grandfathers. The second hand was missing and I have not been able to locate a loose one. The only one I can find is on my L. Watson grandfather! Not an expert on these clocks (or any other clocks), but I haven't seen another one with a seconds hand.
     
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    Hi, MikeA

    Compounded weights actually convey half of the poundage of each one when properly hung, meaning that a compounded 8 pound weight will provide 4 pounds to run the movement. If you are using eight pound weights directly hung by a single pulley at the top of the case, then you are using far too much weight, and risking severe damage to your wooden movement. I suggest that you immediately compound the weights as they were originally hung. Use reproduction pulleys until you find original replacements. In the meantime, I wouldn't run it at all.

    All eight day clocks have much heavier weights than do their thirty hour counterparts, a little more than twice the weight of that needed to run the 1 day units.

    As to your question of the seconds hand, clocks like that are pretty hard to find, and a true treasure! Great find- congratulations! I believe clocks like yours are the earliest of Terry's eight day wood movement clocks. We would love to have pictures!!!

    My very best,

    George
     
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    #38 MikeA, Jun 7, 2017
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I am not currently running the clock. I have some replacement pulleys, but no weights. I might try the 8lb weights I have with the pulleys to see how it goes.

    I cannot make out the printer on the label. It appears to be GOOxxx & CO, but I do not find it in Spittlers & Bailey.
     

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    The labels used by these Terry firms during the years 1828-1833 were, by examination of
    clocks, printed by Goodwin & Co., Silas Folsom, Folsom & Hurlbut, and Joseph Hurlbut, listed in
    what appears rather clearly to be the correct chronological order.
     
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    Your clock has a rather interesting movement.

    Note that the plates appear NOT to be made of the most typically used oak!

    These have traditionally been called "mahogany" plate movements though there has been discussion that they were in fact walnut. In some ways, that would make more sense as walnut is an American/N. American domestic wood, readily available and thus probably more cost effective that an imported tropical wood like mahogany. For that discussion and a Riley Whiting clock with a "mahogany" plate 8 day movement, see this thread: https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?65134-R-Whiting-8-day-ww-with-mahogany-plates

    See NAWCC Bulletin Supplement # 19 by Rogers and Taylor with the ponderous long title "8 Day Wood Movement Shelf Clocks-Their Cases, Their Movements, Their Makers". This is a very good reference and should be in the library of anyone who has any interest in American clocks. See page 41, figure 82. I believe the movement in your clock is the type 1.21 (warning: I often get that type of ID wrong) movement shown. Very similar, to my eyes, to the Terry product.

    RM
     
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    The movement appears to me to be a type 1.22, Figure 83. Opinions?
     
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    As I've said, I do often get this ww movement classification thing wrong. For some reason, I do much better with brass.

    My source of info and the reference to which I will be referring is the NAWCC Bulletin Supplement # 19.

    The issue for me was the 3rd viewing hole. Here is the movement from your clock:


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    I will agree that the 1.21, a Seth Thomas product and the 1.22, an E. Terry & Sons product are very similar in appearance. In fact, on the same page, there is shown a 1.22 by the E. Terry and Sons with and without that 3rd viewing hole! I guess I thought it made sense that your clock would have the Seth Thomas product??

    I also have to wonder if the movements were made by the same maker, ie, E. Terry and Sons and some were sold to ST?

    RM
     
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    Boy, am I thoroughly mixed up. For some reason, I had planted in my head that your clock had a ST label. I just went back and looked...it's an Eli Terry & Sons.

    I am truly a dunce.

    RM.
     
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    RM,

    Not a dunce at all! We all make mistakes, and Lord knows I've made some stunners! Now, just wind one of your 3297 clocks, sit back in your chair and relax to the soft ticking sounds...

    George
     
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    What a wonderful clock! Rare to be sure, and with that very special movement it is a true treasure! I've never been really lucky enough to be able to acquire many true rarities, but a lot of the fun is in the never-ending search!

    Best,

    George
     
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    Actually found this on ebay a couple of years ago. It was not identified as an 8 day. I was very lucky that it shipped from California with no damage.
     
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    You were lucky indeed, Mike! A wonderful clock for sure.

    George
     
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    LOL!

    Thanks.

    RM
     
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